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International,
International
2014 2011
U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Period 2015-2030
17 goals
Tobacco control relevance
Goal 1: poverty
Goal 2: hunger & sustainable
agriculture
Goal 3: health
Goal 5: gender
Goal 8: decent work for all
Goal 10: inequality
Goal 13: climate change
Goal 16: accountable &
inclusive institutions

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Goal 3 (health) and tobacco control

Goal 3: Ensure health


3.a: Strengthen the
implementation of the

Credit: World Health Organization


World Health
Organization Framework
Convention on Tobacco
Control in all countries,
as appropriate
Tobacco industry
interference is greatest
impediment to
implementation of FCTC

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Article 5.3: tobacco industry
interference
Backbone of treaty
Opens space to enable
implementation of other articles
Recommends:
Raising awareness
Limited interactions
Transparency
Prohibits:
Partnerships
Conflicts of interest for
government officials
Revolving doors
Corporate social responsibility

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Goal 16 (peace and governance) and
tobacco control
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and
inclusive societies for
sustainable development,
provide access to justice for all
and build effective, accountable

Credit: HealthJustice.PH
and inclusive institutions at all
levels
Reduce corruption and
bribery
Develop effective,
accountable and transparent
institutions
Big Tobacco drives corruption
and hinders good governance

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Article 19: tobacco industry liability

Parties shall consider holding tobacco


industry criminally or civilly liable.
Outcomes:
Compensate for harms and
generate resources.
Punish wrongdoing.
Expose and stop abuses.
Denormalize the industry.
Discourage tobacco consumption.
Untapped potential to shift costs back
onto tobacco industry

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British American Tobacco bribery

2015: whistleblower revealed


BAT bribery throughout East
Africa
Included bribes to
government officials to
thwart life-saving policies
How Articles 5.3 and 19 could
have protected and held
accountable

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Curbing industry interference to
advance SDGs
Tobacco industry interference:
Stalls implementation of FCTC
Impedes good governance
Has huge economic toll

Credit: World Health Organization


Costs lives
Article 5.3 (interference):
Advances good governance
Paves way for demand
reduction
Article 19 (liability):
Recoups healthcare costs
Stops abusive and illicit
behaviors

Property ofAccountability
Corporate Corporate Accountability
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2017 2011
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